Is It For Sale?

Featured ’67 Beetle — Eric Shoemaker

I ran across the article below earlier, and have to totally agree with the conversation. If someone asked me if I were going to sell my own ’67, I would probably answer the same way.

“Nice car! Is it for sale?”
Well, sure it is for sale, everything has it’s price.

“How much are you asking?”
Well, it’ll cost you $15,312 in cash, plus you’ll need to give me 8 years of your spare time, roughly 6 hours per week, I’d say. After that there is another 2 hours per week of time in front of the computer, surfing vendor sites and asking questions on newsgroups. Then I’ll need another $233.17 for long distance phone charges to parts suppliers and private sellers, gas to and from VW shows, parts I broke and wrong parts that I ordered (but you can have those, I saved them). You will also need to fix the broken window in the garage and assorted other damage from flying tools. You will have to get the acetone burns off the kitchen table and those grease stains off the new family room carpet (near the fireplace).

Then you will need to somehow get my kids to unlearn six or seven swear words that they are starting to repeat when they think I’m not around, and then you will need to pay my wife. You will owe her about 77 nights renting a movie and sitting on the couch (watching but not listening to the movie, gossiping about friends instead), 14 ‘quiet’ dinners after the kids are in bed and some kind of compensation to her for the time we drove halfway across Maryland on the way back from my parents after Christmas to find that guy selling the set of barely-worn, wide whitewall Firestone 5.60x15s (the time the kids were screaming after being in the car for 12 hours and I refused to go straight home; ask her, she’ll remember). You will need to paint the house and take my kids to the McDonalds Playplace about 23 times. You need to shoot hoops with my son for about 7 hours total and go look at least 44 drawings that my daughter made.

You will also have to call at least a dozen friends of ours and re-arrange the dinners and cookouts we missed (I think one event was actually a wedding, you may need a suit). And you will have to go to my in-laws on 38 Sunday afternoons for dinner (food is actually pretty good though). You probably should also apologize to my neighbors for the times I was running the compressor well past midnight.

You will have to replace roughly 8 square inches of skin and sub-dermal tissue on my body, mostly from my hands, but one big chunk right above my eye. At least one skin graft for a severe post-welding burn will be needed. You need to re-pay 3 of my friends somehow for favors involving sweating and swearing, and loan them at least 6 of your tools, 2 of them you may never see again. I’ll need 19 T-shirts, 2 pairs of jeans, 5 pairs of shorts and one nice collared polo shirt (shouldn’t have been working in that one anyway).

So Cal Big Weds

So Cal Big Weds

A huge thanks to our very good friend Timm Eubanks of So Cal, for contributing his photography talents and time to 1967beetle.com. Timm documented this year’s Big Weds vintage Volkswagen event.

“More than 100 Volkswagen enthusiasts – mostly buses but also Beetles – squeezed into the tight parking spots to show off, share stories and spend the day surfing at San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente. It seemed everyone had a story to tell down at San O, as it’s known by locals, during the annual gathering of Volkswagen aficionados who packed into the beach.”

’67 Beetle Barn Find

'67 Beetle Barn Find

Here’s an interesting barn find story that was sent over to 1967beetle.com by a reader in the UK. I’m happy to announce that this ’67 Beetle will get a second chance on the road in the near future.

Submitted by Jesse Kendall - A couple of weeks ago an employee, who knew I was into old Beetles, told me that a farmer friend of his had his son’s old Beetle sitting out in a shed that he was getting ready to scrap. So, I went out to the shed and sure enough there was this sad little Beetle sitting there on blocks. It was covered in a 1/4” worth of dust and dirt, the mice and raccoons did a number on the inside. It had the typical rust but for the most part looked straight, so I took a picture of the vin plate to figure out what year it was.

'67 Beetle Barn Find

SOLD – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

For Sale – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

Just listed for sale here at 1967beetle.com. This is a really well done L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle, just waiting for someone to take it home. Info from the seller.

You are bidding on an absolutely beautiful 1967 VW Bug. This 1967 bug was restored 3 years ago to its original condition, its been garaged since restoration was competed, only 3,200 miles and it shows. This bug has one of the most impressive paint jobs around, its all in Savanna Beige in color. The paint just grabs you when you see the bug driving down the highway.

The interior is all new, new headliner, door panels, vinyl Seats, carpet, Just stunning Interior. Everything works correctly, Horn, Blinkers, Wipers, Gas Gauge, Lights and so on.

The Engine is a rebuilt 1500cc that is very peppy. The Brakes are all new and the tires were just put on last spring, it stops on a dime.

The undercarriage and floor pans are in excellent condition. If you live in the Dallas Area, you may see the bug anytime during the auction.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 3,200 miles
Location: Dallas, TX
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: Bidding on eBay

Gareth Calveley’s ’67 Beetle

Robert Hutchinson's '67 Beetle

This article was submitted by reader and ’67 enthusiast Gareth Calveley. Thank you very much for your contributions to 1967beetle.com.

Gareth here from North Wales. I just wanted to showcase the progress on my L518 Java Green restoration. I enjoy 1967beetle.com and the community here.